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From Pisa to Florence, via Lucca and Vinci
From Pisa to Florence, via Lucca and Vinci
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7 days
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ITBT040
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From Pisa to Florence, via Lucca and Vinci
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From Pisa to Florence, via Lucca and Vinci

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Bike Tour: From Pisa to Florence, via Lucca and Vinci - 7 days

Route
Day 1: Arrive in Pisa
Day 2: Pisa round trip or Pisa to Calci loop (25 km, 33 km)
Day 3: Ride from Pisa to Lucca (24 km, 32.5 km)
Day 4: Lucca round trip with flat and hilly route (33 km, 39 km)
Day 5: From Lucca to Vinci passing the Fucecchio wetlands (29 km, 54 km)
Day 6: Vinci round trip and then on to Florence (8 km, 15 km)
Day 7: Arrivederci Florence!

Day 1:    Arrive in Pisa

Arrive at your hotel in Pisa and take a peaceful and relaxing stroll through the narrow streets of this charming city. Sit down for a glass of local Chianti wine and savor the amazing olive oil produced in the region's vineyards. Before calling it a night, promenade past the chapels and pastel houses lining the banks of the Arno River.

 

Day 2:    Pisa round trip or Pisa to Calci loop (25 km, 33 km)

Short route: An easy warm up ride along small roads and bike paths leads you into the heart of Pisa where you can visit the world famous Miracle Square along with its illustrious leaning tower. Admire the many palaces, churches, towers and town squares. Take a break in the Piazza dei Cavalieri as you gaze at the architecturally stunning historic buildings that surround you. Long route: Begin your day cycling through the inspiring countryside between Pisa and the mountain of Monte Serra, stopping for a visit to the grandiose Certosa of Calci monastery. It was founded in 1366 and houses a magnificent, renowned Natural History Museum. The second part of the day is spent in Pisa, as in the short route, visiting its many outstanding monuments.

Long route: Begin your day cycling through the inspiring countryside between Pisa and the mountain of Monte Serra, stopping for a visit to the grandiose Certosa of Calci monastery. It was founded in 1366 and houses a magnificent, renowned Natural History Museum. The second part of the day is spent in Pisa, as in the short route, visiting its many outstanding monuments.

Challenge: 1.5/2.5 hours, 25/33 km, 120/90m ascent, 120/90m descent

 

Day 3:    Ride from Pisa to Lucca (24 km, 32.5 km)

Today’s ride is very scenic and nearly all flat. The route follows the Serchio River and after 25 kilometres, you reach the charming town of Lucca. You have ample time to visit the town and explore its splendid gardens, majestic bell tower and impressive Piazza Anfiteatro, a 2nd century Roman amphitheater. Don’t miss a ride along the tree-lined walls of its perimeter.

Challenge: 2/3 hours, 24/32.5 km, 80/100m ascent, 80/100m descent

 

Day 4:    Lucca round trip with flat and hilly route (33 km, 39 km)

Choose between two trips of varying difficulty on today’s visit of characteristic Renaissance villas in the outskirts of Lucca. Both trips are similar in length, but the easy route is almost entirely flat whereas the hilly route has more height variation and offers enviable aerial views. Experience tours of assorted prestigious villas and stroll their extraordinarily luxurious gardens.

Challenge: 2.5/3.5 hours, 33/39 km, 170/450m ascent, 170/450m descent

 

Day 5:    From Lucca to Vinci passing the Fucecchio wetlands (29 km, 54 km)

Ride past Altopascio and the fascinating Padule of Fucecchio nature reserve, the largest inland wetlands of Europe. Marvel at the delightful all-encompassing greenness and perhaps you will spot some migratory birds enjoying a well-deserved rest on their way south. Feeling rejuvenated, you cycle on to Vinci, where the famous inventor/artists Leonardo da Vinci was born.

Challenge: 3/4 hours, 29/54 km, 250/270m ascent, 250/270m descent

 

Day 6:     Vinci round trip and then on to Florence (8 km, 15 km)

Gain insight on the genius of Leonardo da Vinci as you explore his birthplace and two remarkable museums all about him. Amass insight by viewing his original designs and inventions. When you're ready, leave your bike at the accommodation in Vinci and take a transfer directly to Empoli to board a local train to Florence, for a night in the jewel of the Renaissance.

Challenge: 1/2 hours, 8/15 km, 175/450m ascent, 175/450m descent

 

Day 7:    Arrivederci Florence!
The trip and our services end after breakfast, unless you have booked a transfer to the airport or other supplementary services.
prices & dates

Starting dates:

Daily from March 1 till November 30.


Price pp
Double room, breakfast 545.00
Rental bike
Hybrid 108.00
Ebike 181.00
Extra services
Bike helmet per piece 15.00
Arrival Transfer per piece 45.00
Departure Transfer per piece 154.00
Accommodation
practical info

6 nights included

3 Star Hotels

Breakfast included

Tourist information on all the places of interest

The possibility of renting our bikes

7-days a week service-hotline

7-days a week service-hotline

Pisa (Return from Florence)

Parking possibilities at the hotel

GPS-tracks available

Arrival info

Florence (FLR), Pisa (PSA) and Bologna (BLQ) airports are flown to by both major and low cost international carriers. All three airports can be easily reached by local transport.

Arrival in Pisa

From any airport, you can easily get to the closest railway station. From Pisa railway station, trains are direct to San Giuliano Terme (Pisa). From Florence, you need to change in Pisa Centrale. From Bologna, you need to change in Florence and Pisa Centrale.

From Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station, you can easily reach the airport FLR by bus, whereas you need to take a direct train in case you are flying from either Pisa or Bologna.

Check traintimetables on www.trenitalia.com.

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S-Cape Countryside Travels srl
Borgo Allegri 16R
50122 Firenze FI
VAT No. 05227330486

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